Flash Cards Smooth Openers Magical Apparatus

This idea was inspired by Ross Bertram's loading technique as used in his card-to-wallet effect called The Pay Off and published in The Gen Volume 21, Number 7 (November - 1965). Marlo's adaptations and handlings are applied to several things. In this instance, we refer the reader to the theme of a signed card to card case. The loading of a card or cards into a closed card case has many uses, but for the moment consider only the following The pack is removed from a card case. The card case is...

Bruce Cervon Dai Vernon

This original combination of principles was shown by Bruce Cervon in the Spring of 1970. It was one of the items Cervon showed on his lecture tour to puzzle cardmen. He called it the Viet Nam Trick because its basic workings was sent to Vernon by a soldier serving in Viet Nam. Vernon and Cervon worked out different procedures and handlings. 83 82 Ackerman originally called this effect the Changing Card. The alliterative title was my idea. As for the effect itself, Ackerman has been performing...

Covering The Top Card Pass

The notion of using a top card or block of cards to conceal the pass-action is ascribed to Ellis Stanyon however, Marlo was the first to painstakingly analyze its dynamics and submit expert technical variations. These notes appeared in the Linking Ring, The New Tops, Expert Card Conjuring, and the Hierophant. The most thorough treatment of the Stanyon Pass is explained in Marlo's Magazine - Volume 2 (1977). Not much can be added to these notes, but Roy Walton and Ken Krenzel have described the...